Take a road trip to visit Quebec’s vibrant cities!

Take a road trip to visit Quebec’s vibrant cities!

Road Trips June 13, 2019
Place Émilie-Gamelin in Montréal © Ulysse Lemerise-OSA
Take a road trip to visit Quebec’s vibrant cities!

Quebec’s cities are welcoming, diverse, vibrant and lively. Enjoy urban entertainment, join in the fun at festivals and learn more about local history and culture at the museums. Have a stroll on a boardwalk or on colourful streets, stop by stores and shops and soak up the friendly, cosmopolitan ambience. Hit the road to the city and discover tourist attractions, events and hotels that never fail to impress!

Casino du Lac-Leamy. Photo credit: Société des Casinos du Québec
Casino du Lac-Leamy. Photo credit: Société des Casinos du Québec

Have a glamorous evening at the casinos

Fun and excitement await at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in the Outaouais region. This great spot for entertainment is known for its wide selection of games and slot machines, the Aléa Nightclub and the special events happening all year. For an upscale luxurious atmosphere, the Casino de Montréal welcomes you to its establishment housed in a jewel of urban architecture. Start off at the table games, then enjoy the free shows and treat yourself to a delicious meal at any of the casino’s highly acclaimed restaurants. And while you’re there, check out any of the ongoing promotions!

Casino de Montréal. Photo credit: Société des Casinos du Québec
Casino de Montréal. Photo credit: Société des Casinos du Québec

Discover Montréal again or for the first time

To begin a tour of the metropolis, get a unique 360° view of Montréal from up above at the Observatoire Place Ville Marie and spot all of the iconic landmarks. Continue your visit by making your way to the famous Old Montréal district, known for its cobblestone streets and heritage buildings. Why not make a cruise on the river your next activity? With AML Cruises you can discover the city from this one-of-a-kind point of view, and even combine your cruise with a delectable meal served on board.

Photo credit: International des Feux Loto-Québec.
                credit: International des Feux Loto-Québec.

Celebrate in Montréal with a feast of festivals!

Summer is unquestionably festival season! Jump into the electrifying atmosphere by attenting the shows and performances by well-known musicians at the Francos in the Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district. You could also go for a summer classic: the Montréal International Jazz Festival, which will be blowing out 40 candles in 2019. This festival that needs no introduction is a meeting place for about two million fans of jazz and all genres of music. Enjoy the impressive variety of shows and be a part of this thrilling gathering. Are you a firm believer that summer just isn’t the same without fireworks? Then don’t miss the fabulous pyromusical displays at the International des Feux Loto-Québec, which you can watch by the river.

A road trip full of art, history and culture in Québec City
A road trip full of art, history and culture in Québec City

A road trip full of art, history and culture in Québec City

Your next destination is none other than the capital! Boasting a diversity of museums about various aspects of history, Québec City is a excellent vacation spot for anyone who is fascinated about past events. Fine art lovers are also in for a treat, and can indulge their passion by visiting the international exhibitions at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, dedicated to showcasing ancient, modern and contemporary art. Another worthwhile museum is the Musée de la civilisation, known for its bold original exhibitions that are sure to surprise you. Your discovery of the city isn’t over yet! Why not take a guided cruise offered by AML Cruises? These captivating outings out on the river will teach you more about Québec City – the only walled city in North America.

Where to sleep in Québec City

When it’s time to relax after a fun-filled day, there are many lodging options to choose from! The Hotel & Suites Normandin chain has two comfortable hotels in Québec City: one near the Galeries de la Capitale mall on the outskirts and a second hotel five minutes away from Old Québec City. Another choice is the Marriott Courtyard Québec, located near the main roads, that offers rooms with a sophisticated decor. And if you’re in the market for an extra luxurious stay right in the old district, go ahead and book your stay at the emblematic and sumptuous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac!

This summer, follow the road to vibrant cities!


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